Do you enjoy visiting historic sites? Covered bridges? Grist mills?
Missouri has just the deal for you. Along the Whitewater River in rural Cape Girardeau County, the Burfordville Covered Bridge sits beside Bollinger Mill.
Completed in 1868, after a delay during the Civil War, this 140-foot-long structure is the longest of Missouri’s surviving covered bridges. It was a toll bridge until 1906. That’s the year local farmers took matters into their own hands, removed barriers, and started using the bridge as a public road. The bridge remained part of the highway system until the area became a park in the 1960’s.
Today, pedestrians of all shapes and sizes are welcome. They can also visit the adjacent mill and admire the displays of machinery. If lucky, or inquire in advance, you may be treated to a demonstration of turning corn into cornmeal.
In the sweet romance, Morning Tryst, our photographer heroine visited the site multiple times. One planned shoot was delayed, perhaps cancelled. You’ll need to check the book to find out the reason. https://amzn.to/35gH37S